The Candy Annals

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M&M's has a rich history well beyond color stipulations in the dressing rooms of rock musicians. As seen in specialty-mag print ads, it goes back with the Army and NASA in ways that are sure to warm the hearts of both red- and blue-staters. All the fun can be found at, where there's an interactive timeline (below) loaded with fascinating facts. Now we can drop hot pickup lines like, "Did you know orange M&M's were introduced in 1976?"

Client: M&Ms Agency: BBDO/N.Y. CCO: David Lubars CD: Charlie Miesmer CW: Peter Alsante AD: Brian Wilson Photographer: Shawn Michienzi

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